Club Trips


The Blue Mountains Four Wheel Drive Club produces a calendar showing all club activities and events. Where possible outings are planned to allow for a one-day outing and a weekend outing each month. Trips are graded on the degree of difficulty that may be encountered during the trip. In addition to the trips planned for each month, other special activities are scattered throughout the calendar.

The Club also encourages members to form groups to plan and conduct longer range tours throughout Australia. Recent trips conducted by our members have journeyed to the Simpson Desert, Gun Barrel Highway, Canning Stockroute, Kakadu, Flinders Ranges and Cape York....just to mention a few.

E

E Grade

The easiest type of trip. May not even require a 4WD. Participants can expect some dirt road driving, mild terrain, and a very remote chance of a recovery situation. Suitable for all 4WD vehicles.

D

D Grade

4WD required for small sections of the trip. Participants can expect simple terrain and potential shallow water crossings, causeways and/or drainage humps. Suitable for Soft Roaders with consideration to approach, ramp over and departure angles.

C

C Grade

The most common trip. Moderate, with a range of obstacles (mud, rocks, ruts, angles, etc). Participants must have completed the club Driver Awareness Program to undertake these trips. Most 4WDs with low range gears and good clearance are suitable. Minor modifications such as a 2" lift and A/T or M/T tyres preferred. May need snatch or tow recoveries.

B

B Grade

A moderate to difficult rating. Involves harder terrain such as rock steps, deeper water, bog holes and slippery terrain. Vehicle modifications usually required - body/suspension lifts, M/T tyres and traction aids such as lockers or Nissan LSD. This classification requires experience and there may be the possibility of panel damage if things go wrong.

A

A Grade

The most difficult trips carry this classification. Participants will require extensive experience with hard terrain driving. It will involve recoveries - including snatching, winching, extreme angles and most of all patience. Well modified vehicles with difflock(s), winch, body and suspension lift, and 33" M/T tyres.

Additional Activities

It's not just all on all fours. The Club is involved in many other activities, including the annual 4WD Clubs Jamboree, held each Easter (we hosted both the 1982 & 1992 Jamborees), our "Fun Day" gymkhana, a treasure hunt, BBQs, picnics, children's Christmas tree and our annual cleanup campaign, where we do our bit for the local environment.

Responsible Four Wheel Driving




The Club has strong attitudes towards safety and responsible four wheel driving, so we conduct our own Driver Awareness Program sessions each month. Attendance on this program is compulsory for all new intending members. While the Club encourages members to enjoy the natural bushlands, we stress that this enjoyment should be achieved safely and responsibly.